I have been looking forward to seeing this movie since it came out. I loved the book so much and my sister really liked the movie so I hoped it was a good adaptation. Usually I can enjoy a movie that is based on a book I've read even if it does not follow the original story very closely because I can enjoy the stories independently of each other.
I loved this book by Neil Gaiman when I listened to it on audiobook so I expected to love the movie, too. I was a little disappointed, though, because the movie did not have the same magic that the book did. Some of the characters were altered and the story was changed quite a bit, especially at the end. I know that movie directors are under pressure to have an action packed ending to compare to the other fantasy films in the recent years, but I don't know how I feel about the end of this one.
I will say that I loved Claire Danes as Yvaine and thought she did a great job portraying the star just as she was written. She almost made up for Tristan Thorn - I can't complain about the actor in the movie since I wasn't a big fan of the character even in the book. But for some reason it doesn't bother me that I didn't like Tristan... interesting.
But it was still a very fun film that I would recommend that you see, just don't miss out on the beauty of the book.